Injured prairie falcon found near Lake Park

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An injured prairie falcon is undergoing rehabilitation after it was found injured near Lake Park, Iowa.  

Chief Deputy Tony Petersen of the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office said he was driving on a gravel road about 11 miles south of Lake Park, Iowa on Sunday when he saw something fall from the sky. 

He got out of his vehicle and saw what he thought was a hawk.

Petersen saw the bird had an injured wing, so he called Glenda Frank with Orphaned and Injured Wildlife of Lake Park to help capture it.

After capturing it, Frank had it evaluated. They found that it was actually a prairie falcon. The falcon had a soft tissue injury on its wing with a hole straight through it. 

She expects that it will take two to three weeks before it will be ready to be released back into the wild.

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